Principles of Pain Management and Palliative Care: Essential Tools for the Clinician 2018 - General Session

Kohala Coast, Big Island , HI US
March 5, 2018 to March 9, 2018

This multidisciplinary course provides primary and subspecialty clinicians with a solid foundation to apply pain and symptom management skills across a continuum of disease states from relative health through serious illness and end-of-life.

This course targets the integration of pain and palliative services across disciplines and includes topics related to the management of complex chronic pain, cancer pain, mood co-morbidities, addiction and other end-of-life symptomatology. 

A didactic format will include the use of an interactive keypad system, case-based presentations and question and answer panel discussions. Pre-course workshops are available for more intensive, interactive learning opportunities.

Target Audience

This course is targeted towards non-pain & non-palliative specialists of all backgrounds, including general internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, family medicine, physiatrists, psychiatrists, hospitalists, advanced-practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other medical providers (both physician and non-physician).  

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Identify appropriate patients for chronic opioid therapy versus patients who should be tapered to lower doses, or discontinued.  
  • Predict patient related risk factors for opioid related morbidity and mortality.  
  • Manage the symptoms of severe medical illness, while employing strategies to minimize side-effects and maximize quality of life measures for patients.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 25.25 AAFP Prescribed
  • 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 25.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
03/05/2018 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
03/09/2018 - 12:00pm

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The Fairmont Orchid
1 N Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast, Big Island , HI 96743
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the Fairmont Orchid. See below for the various rates that are being offered. In order to receive the special rates, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of February 10, 2018, whichever comes first. After February 10, 2018, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability. Each attendee is allowed one guest room at the special course room rate. 

Room CategorySingle/Double Rate
Garden View$289
Partial Ocean View$309
Ocean View$325

There is no charge for children under eighteen (18) years of age sharing the same room with their parents and utilizing existing bedding. There will be an additional charge of $75.00 per night, plus tax for the third adult (18 years or older) in a room. The maximum number of persons per room is three (3) adults or two (2) adults and two (2) children. 

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Principles of Pain Management and Palliative Care: Essential Tools for the Clinician when making your reservation. Click here to make your reservation online. You may also call 1-800-845-9905 to make your reservation.

Daily Resort Charge (waived): 
The daily resort charge is waived for all attendees staying at the resort and will receive the following: 

  • Unlimited basic internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas
  • Self-parking for one vehicle per room
  • Local, domestic long distance and 1-800 access calls from your guest room
  • Nightly housekeeping turndown service with bottled water for each registered guest
  • 24-hour access to the fitness center 
  • On-demand shuttle transportation within the Mauna Lani Resort area
  • One-hour snorkel equipment rental (based on up to two sets per room, per day)
  • Various cultural activites (canoe rides, daily arts and crafts, hikes, tide pool and snorkel introductions) 

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. Mayo Clinic School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

AMA Credit: 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

AMA Credit Breakdown

General Session
25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Caring for the Dying and All Things Hospice Workshop (Additional Fees Apply)
3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Hands-on Injection Workshop (Additional Fees Apply)
3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Addiction Medicine for Primary Care Providers (Additional Fees Apply)
2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This Live activity, Principles of Pain Management and Palliative Care: Essential Tools for the Clinician 2018, with a beginning date of 03/05/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  25.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 25.25 AAFP Prescribed
  • 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 25.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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